With the Q8 designation, Audi emphasizes that the Audi Q8 e-tron is the flagship model among the company's electric SUVs and crossovers. When you see an Audi Q8 e-tron or Q8 Sportback e-tron, you know it's an electric vehicle, and the new front design helps advance Audi's electric car design even further. The Audi Q8 e-tron has a new look on the outside.
Approximately 150,000 Audi e-tron have been delivered since the car's birth four years ago, demonstrating that Audi remains committed to its electric road plan. From its current eight models, the electric car portfolio will grow to almost 20 by 2026. The switch to only releasing fully electric vehicles in global markets occurred the same year.
The specifications for the Audi Q8 e-tron are:4,915 mm in length, 1,937 mm in width, 1,619 mm in height for the Sportback, and 1,633 mm for the SUV. There is a 2 mm drop in size and a 39 mm expansion in width between the SQ8 e-tron and the SQ8 Sportback e-tron. The rear passengers will like the extra space afforded by the car's 2,928-millimeter wheelbase. The electric SUV and the Sportback have generous luggage capacities of 569 and 528 liters, respectively. Moreover, the "frunk" compartment in the vehicle's front has a capacity of 62 liters.
Three distinct electric four-wheel drive configurations are offered across two body types: Both the standard Audi Q8 50 e-tron SUV and the base Audi Q8 50 Sportback e-tron hatchback are powered by two electric motors capable of producing 250 kW in boost mode and 664 Nm of torque, and they can travel up to 491 and 505 kilometers, respectively, on a single charge when measured using the WLTP standard.
Both the Audi Q8 55 e-tron and the Audi Q8 55 Sportback e-tron have two motors capable of producing 300 kW in boost mode and 664 Nm of torque. According to WLTP, the Audi Q8 e-tron electric SUV can travel up to 582 kilometers on a single charge, while the Sportback can travel up to 600 kilometers. The top speed is capped at 200 km/h, the same as the Q8 50 e-tron.
Three turbocharged engines provide the power for the top-of-the-line Audi SQ8 e-tron and Audi SQ8 Sportback e-tron, which together provide a peak output of 370 kW and a peak torque of 973 Nm. Depending on the configuration, the electric SUV can travel up to 494 km on a single charge, while the electric Sportback can travel up to 513 km. 210 km/h is the maximum speed allowed.
The Audi Q8 offers a choice between two battery capacities. The Q8 50 e-battery tron has a net capacity of 89 kWh (95 gross kWh), while the Q8 55 e-tron and SQ8 e-batteries tron each have a net capacity of 106 kWh (114 gross kWh).The amount of usable battery capacity has grown as a result of optimizations made to the battery control system. The maximum charging power for the Audi Q8 50 e-tron is 150 kW. The maximum charging power of the Q8 55 e-tron and the SQ8 e-tron is 170 kW. The huge battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent with a high-power charger in about 31 minutes, which under ideal conditions is equivalent to a WLTP range of up to 42 miles. In this case, the charging curve's distinctive plateau means that it can take in a lot of juice for a long time.
The Audi Q8 e-tron may be charged with up to 11 kW and, if desired, 22 kW using alternating current (AC) and a charging box. The Audi Q8 50 e-tron requires about 9 hours and 15 minutes to fully charge in optimum conditions (or about 4 hours and 45 minutes with 22 kW). When charging at 11 kW, the huge battery takes about 11 hours and 30 minutes, while charging at 22 kW takes about 6 hours.
The standard on all Audi Q8 e-tron models is the ability to plug in and charge the vehicle. When the charging cable is plugged into a compatible charging station, the charging process begins instantly, and an invoice is generated without any human intervention. After its release in 2023, Audi Charging will progressively replace the current e-tron Charging Service, providing convenient access to about 400,000 charging stations across Europe. The e-navigation system's system can also assist you in finding nearby charging stations.
The Audi Q8 e-tron includes a revised asynchronous motor mounted to the trunk's back axle. An additional two windings have been added, bringing the total number of windings used to generate an electromagnetic field to 14. As a result, the motor is able to produce more torque with the same amount of input power because the magnetic field it generates is stronger. Less energy is needed to power the electric motor, which translates to less wasted fuel and longer trips. Audi's S model marked the first time the company mass-produced a vehicle with a three-engine layout. In the latest SQ8 e-tron, this has been improved. The front axle is powered by an electric motor with 124 kilowatts of power. A total of 98 kW is generated by two electric motors mounted on the rear axle, each of which independently powers one of the vehicle's back wheels. This lets the boost power go up to 370 kW, and electric torque vectoring can move the driving torque of the two electric motors in the back within milliseconds.
The standard adaptive air suspension on the Audi Q8 e-tron allows the vehicle's height to be adjusted by up to 76 millimeters in response to changes in terrain. Similar to before, Audi Drive Select provides the driver with a menu of seven different driving modes. The air suspension was modified to provide an even more responsive ride. More room is made available by the electronic stability control (ESC), which is especially helpful in navigating tight turns. The Audi Q8 e-tron's nimbleness is a result of its redesigned progressive steering. Changes in the gear ratio make the steering more sensitive to minute inputs at the wheel. The direct steering gear ratio is aided by firmer front axle suspension. By getting rid of the links in between, steering movements are sent directly to the wheels. This gives more accurate feedback.
Audi packs the Q8 e-tron with almost 40 different driver assistance features. The central processing unit for the driver assistance systems processes data from up to five radar sensors, five cameras, and twelve ultrasonic sensors. After the second half of 2023, customers can place orders for the brand-new remote parking assistance plus. Customers can use the myAudi app to guide their Audi Q8 SUV into extremely congested parking garages. When the vehicle has reached its final parking position, it will turn off, set the parking brake, and lock all doors. Using the myAudi app, the driver may start the car and back out of the parking spot far enough for passengers to get in and out without difficulty.
Passengers will feel more at one with the open sky thanks to the two-piece panoramic glass roof, and wind noise will be cut down thanks to the incorporated wind deflector. There is a choice between a 2-zone climate control system and a 4-zone climate control system, as well as an air quality package. The posh curved chairs may be adjusted in height, recline, and backrest, and there's even an optional massage feature. Wood veneer in ash and sycoma, aluminum, and carbon fiber are all available as extras for the S range. Light brown walnut wood and a sustainable technical material created in part from recycled PET bottles are two of the more eye-catching new additions. Extensive insulation helped make the forerunner a popular choice for its quietness.
Beginning in the middle of November, prospective buyers will be able to place orders for the brand-new Audi Q8 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron. The release is planned for the end of February, and the first shipments should start in the spring of 2023.